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CTIT is successful in SmartMix programme

CTIT research groups are participating in two of the Smart Mix proposals that have passed the second selection phase and have been approved for funding:


Brain-Computer and Computer-Brain Interfaces, devices for measuring brain activity for healthy users and patients (project coordinator: Radboud University Nijmegen)

BrainGain aims to develop a coherent new technology for both Brain-Computer and Computer-Brain-interfaces and to design and evaluate a set of products and therapies based on this new method. The mission of the project is to apply recent developments in the area of analysing and influencing brain activity to the improvement of quality of life and performance for both patients and healthy users.

Partners are: Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Twente, University of Maastricht, University Medical Center Nijmegen, Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Universitair Ziekenhuis Maastricht, TNO Human Factors, STW, Dialogic, Philips, Siemens. Within the UT, CTIT’s research group Human Media Interaction (HMI – prof. Anton Nijholt) and BMTI’s research group Biological Signals and Systems (BSS – prof. Peter Veltink) work together on BrainGain. CTIT-HMI will coordinate the theme "BCI for Healthy Users" (manager: prof. Anton Nijholt).


Merging Electronics & Micro-nano-Photonics in Integrated Systems (project coordinator: UT’s spin-off Lionix b.v.)

The scope of the MEMPHIS project is the research and development of an integrated electronic-photonic technology platform (Silicon HF, nano-electronics and photonics) to provide a broad range of broadband miniaturized electronic-photonic devices. This technology platform leads to 1) a fundamental cost effective and excellent electronicphotonic technology 2) enabling the development of novel electronic-photonic devices 3) leading to the optimal integral production processes including 4) design tools, simulation and fast-nanophotonic prototyping for a 5) broad range of applications in areas like telecommunication, medical diagnostics, imaging and light generation. A very important challenging issue is to obtain a complete supply chain solution. Demonstrators of future driven applications will initiate the R&D route of the project, starting from the definition of applications, deriving the new technology needed, the development of design principles, generating demonstrator products and developing the necessary production processes.

Partners within MEMPHIS are: TU Eindhoven: Research Institute COBRA; TU Delft: Research

Institutes DIMES and Kavli; University Twente: Research Institutes MESA+ and CTIT; Erasmus University: Erasmus Medical Center and UVA: Academic Medical Centre VU: Laser Center. Knowledge institutes are: AMOLF, ASTRON, NLR, TNO and IMEC, and industrial partners are: ASML, Philips Research, Philips Applied Technologies, Philips Lighting, FEI Company and Alcatel Vacuum Technologies, Lionix, Cedova, Genexis, Baas Research, Phoenix, Topcon, River Diagnostics and Tempress. Within the UT there is a cooperation between CTIT’s research group Telecommunication Engineering and the MESA+ groups Integrated Optical MicroSystems (IOMS –prof. Alfred Driessen), Semiconductor Components (SC – prof. Jurriaan Schmitz) and Transducers Science and Technology (TST - Prof. Miko Elwenspoek / Prof. Cock. Lodder).